Re: Request for CentOS stats

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> On Wed, 30 May 2012, Max Pyziur wrote:
>> I also don't see that answers here have been uniform; some, even
>> many, have been very helpful. So, thank you to those people who have
>> taken the time to reply and discuss the issues that I've raised.
> You haven't raised any issues. You just asked for a couple numbers.

You are correct. On this thread, I haven't raised any issues; I've simply
asked for some headline numbers: total installed base of servers, and the
total number of subscribers to this list. It's just to get a sense of

Conversely and as an example of the type of request that I am making,
Fedoraproject gives you the number of times the different spins have been
downloaded; the NY Times give you a ranking of articles that have been
most emailed, most viewed, and the like.

I think that Fedora also tries to get a sense of its user base through a
registration process. I don't know how effective or accurate that is, but
it does offer some possibility to make comparisons.

My request has nothing to do with identities.

My request stems from the fact that I've been a Linux user since the late
1990s, starting with Redhat 5.0. I'm interested in the size of the various
Linux-oriented communities.


> John Horne specifically asked about the issues behind your request,
> a question that you've so far declined to answer.
> There are a many possible reasons to ask about the number of CentOS
> installations and the scope of its user base. Since the numbers
> themselves are fairly impossible to produce, it might be worth your
> while to let the rest of us know the concerns prompting your request.
> It may be that there are ways to address those concerns in ways that
> don't involve unavailable data.
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